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Brief Description

Medical Explorer Post 4077 has been asked to serve as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to back-up local EMS in large community events such as university football games, graduations, and community events such as the San Marcos community celebration - Sights and Sounds of Christmas.

To become a CERT volunteer in addition to a Medical Explorer, they offer training by the Hays County Emergency Preparation directors in both fall and spring semesters. Medical Explorers can participate in further more advanced CERT training outside of their regular meetings. These classes may prepare the volunteer to be a shelter manager during hurricane evacuation, as well as other responsibilities. Ask your medical explorer advisers for information about further training opportunities. 

We currently have two Texas State Medical Explorer CERT Representatives, Clay Cooper and Rocky Ferony, who are available for contact to aid those who wish to be come CERT Certified and currently attend Texas State or are already Medical Explorers.  

Clay Cooper  at

Rocky Ferony  at

Class attendance, G-317,  and the Final/Practical must be attended along with taking an online test, IS-317, scored through the FEMA website.

Follow these easy steps in order to register for this class:

*Click on the corresponding buttons to the left for easy access*

Submit a Hays County CERT application. Include your Drivers License number on your application. We will do a background check. 

Register for an SID Number with FEMA at

Save this number as you will need it later.

Sign up for an account on Preparing Texas  Once there, click the “Create an Account” on the top/left hand side of the website. Once your account has been created, click on the “Training Catalog” tab at the top of the page. There will be a box titled “Classroom Catalog” with spaces available for  “Course#”, type in  G-317 and click the search. Click “View Available Classes” and select the course to register.

***Wait for a confirmation Email********

This is your IN PERSON CERT Course. It is broken down into 5 separate days:

Day 1: Units 1, 2 & 7

Day 2: Units 3 & 4

Day 3: Unit 5

Day 4: Unit 6

Day 5: Unit 8 & CRASE. CERT Practical Final Exam 

Here are a few tips on attending class:

  • Feel free to bring a snack and something to drink.

  • Lunch Break 1 hour – there are restaurants nearby or feel free to bring from home.

  • Wear comfortable clothing.  The room temperature may vary.

  • You will be sitting in a classroom, actively moving around the room and be outside at different times.

Final/Practical Written Online Exam – Must be taken and submitted to before your IN PERSON Final on Day 5.

Go to your new Volgistics Volunteer profile.  Use the email you put on your application, create a password, and update all the information in your profile. Search our directory for available volunteering dates!   

Additional classes for CERT members: IS-100.B, IS-200.B, IS-700.A and IS-800.B. These classes can be taken anytime during or after this course.

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